Pursuit ends in shooting in S. California

, Posted: Fri, January 10 2014 at 5:07 PM, Updated: Fri, January 10 2014 at 5:28 PM

The suspect involved in a high speed pursuit through San Diego is in critical condition after the pursuit ends in a shooting.

The hour long pursuit started Thursday when an officer attempted to stop the driver for talking on his cell phone while driving.

Shortly after the pursuit began officers discovered the driver was wanted in connection with a shooting in Mountain View Monday night and they made the decision to continue to pursue the driver.

The driver stopped before driving over a second set of spike strips. Officers say they fired at the driver when they saw him raise a gun. They say they reacted in fear for their safety.

(KGTV and XETV contributed to this report.)

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